Tibetan exiles take out candlelight vigil against Beijing Olympics

July 30th, 2008 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI  

Dharamsala, July 30 (ANI): Continuing with their protests against the Beijing Olympics, Tibetans living-in-exile here took out a candlelight vigil on Tuesday evening.
The Tibetans are trying to reinvigorate their freedom movement against what they see as China’’s illegal occupation of their homeland.
The vigil was organised by the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC).
“People gathered over here to show support to the Tibetan people,” said Sonam, a member of the RTYC.
The Tibetans now plan to launch a mass movement based on the principles of Mahatma Gandhi’’s non-violent struggle under the aegis of Tibetan Youth Congress from August 7. The Beijing Olympics begins on August 8.
Exiled Tibetans have been holding rallies and demonstrations to protest against Chinese policies in Tibet across the world.
China resumed fence-mending talks with envoys of Tibet”’’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on July 1 in a move that could burnish its international image weeks before the Chinese capital hosts the Olympics.
It is the second closed-door meeting between the representatives of the Dalai Lama and the Chinese Government since rioting erupted in Tibet in March and heaped international pressure on China to deal with the Nobel laureate. (ANI)

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